Fighting For Justice For Camp Lejeune Victims
Service members, their families and civilian employees who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune from August 1, 1953, to December 31, 1987, now have a path to seek justice for damage caused by exposure to contaminated water. The attorneys at Carey & Stewart, PLLC, are here to fight for those suffering from illness or who lost their lives due to exposure. With over 100 years of combined legal experience between our attorneys and staff members, we represent clients throughout West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania in a wide variety of personal injury cases.
What You Should Know About The New Law
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA) is part of a larger federal law titled the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, commonly known as the PACT Act. President Biden signed them into law on August 10, 2022. The laws allow servicemembers and other affected persons to bring claims against the government for exposure to various toxins, including the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.
Victims have two years from the date of the law to file a claim against the United States government. Compensation may include medical coverage, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life. You can recover for past damages as well as future costs.
Filing a claim requires several steps, which we can make sure are completed properly and in a timely manner. If you have lost a loved one due to an illness that could be tied to exposure, we can assist you with filing a wrongful death case on their behalf.
Who Can Make A Claim?
Anyone who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, to December 31, 1987, for at least 30 days can seek compensation for certain illnesses that studies have linked to the contaminated water during those dates. Examples of these illnesses include:
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Breast cancer and various other types of cancer
- Systemic sclerosis/scleroderma
- Chronic renal failure
- Parkinson’s disease
- Various reproductive problems
- Various neurological disorders
There are many more specific types of cancer and other medical conditions connected to the problem. If you have questions regarding whether your condition resulted from exposure at Camp Lejeune, please call us to discuss your case with one of our lawyers.
Who Can Our Office Help
Our attorneys are licensed in the states of West Virginia and Pennsylvania. However, Camp Lejeune claims are made under federal law, not a state law. Therefore, the lawyers at Carey & Stewart, PLLC, can initiate claims for affected people who live anywhere, including the state of Ohio, or anywhere else in the United States. We also can assist people who want to pursue claims on behalf of deceased loved ones.
Learn More In A Free Consultation
Learn more about your legal options. We offer free consultations for our personal injury clients. To schedule yours, please call our office in Weirton at 304-914-3577 or toll-free at 888-710-4496. You can also fill out our online contact form to get started right now.